Stony Bay Stream, Hinewai Circuit – Saturday 22 June 2019

From Akaroa the cars turned up Stony Bay Road at the well-known BNZ landmark. We parked at the top of this winding and narrow road/track at Stony Bay Saddle.

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Nina River – Boscawen Saddle – Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 1 – 3 June 2019

I hadn’t been over Boscawen Saddle before, and not to Christabel Hut for ages, so I was keen to lead this trip. Kerry had been there twice, and was quick to caution me about the route down to the Robinson and Blue-Grey rivers.

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Mt Somers - 19 May 2019

Forecast gales of 75kph at 1000m and 95kph at 2000m for the 1687m Mt Somers ascent didn’t sound good but, surprisingly, ten people were waiting at Church Corner. Alternate plans were discussed but suck it and see was the general consensus so off to Staveley we went.

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Mt Lance via Tommy’s cabin – Sunday, 26 May 2019

Double Tops Road is shown on the map, but as we bumped along it, we decided it should be described as a track. We were able to park right by Tommys Cabin then set off on a clockwise circuit.

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Peak Hill Plus – 28 April 2019

It was a clear day as we exited the cars, booted-up in a brisk wind and made our way up the track on a tussocky, scrubby hillside. As we reached the ridge and got views of the full extent of Lake Coleridge, the wind was strong enough to make any loose clothing flap noisily. 

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